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Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) Community Gift Program

Grants to California Nonprofits, Agencies, K-14
Schools, and Colleges for Education Programs

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Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS)

Deadline Date:

08/14/20 Midnight Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to California nonprofit organizations, government agencies, K-14 schools, and community colleges for education programs in communities where the funding source has a business presence. Funding is primarily intended to support projects and programs in the areas of public K-14 science, math, and engineering education (STEM), public K-14 special needs education, and performing arts programs (STEAM).

The LLNS Community Gift Program is open to qualifying organizations serving the Tri-Valley (Livermore, Amador, and San Ramon valleys), as well as counties surrounding LLNL, including Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Joaquin.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159004

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$150,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Gifts can range in amounts from $500 to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The LLNS Community Gift Program is open to publicly funded California K-14 schools, community colleges, 501(c)(3) entities, and government agencies serving the Tri-Valley (Livermore, Amador, and San Ramon valleys), counties surrounding LLNL, including Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Joaquin. Organizations must be sustainable and financially viable and will be asked to account for spending and program results.

IRS-qualified 501 (c)(3) entities must be registered with a current status with the State of California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts. Status must be verified by the applicant prior to submission and can be done by conducting a search via the online tool at http://oag.ca.gov/charities.

Restrictions on applications from K-14 educational institutions include:

- Multiple applications from the same school must be prioritized by the Principal or Dean.
- Applications from public and charter schools must be endorsed by the school Principal or Dean.
- Applications may be submitted by public and charter schools and the County Offices of Education in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Joaquin counties, as well as public and charter school educational foundations and PTAs in these counties. All school-related applications, regardless of entry mechanism, require endorsement from the Principal or Dean, as appropriate.

Faith-based entities may apply, but the gift cannot be used for religious purposes.

Organizations that received gifts in the prior years but did not file an acceptable Gift Accountability Report by the due date are not eligible for the current program.

For a list of ineligible expenses and uses of grant funds, see the URL for Full Text below.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline (dates below may be subject to change):

- Monday, June 15, 2020 — Gift call
- Friday, August 14, 2020 — Gift applications due*
- November TBD — Gift awards presented
- Friday, December 18, 2020 — Accountability Reports due

*Submissions received after midnight August 14th will not be considered.

All applicants should expect to be notified of the outcome of their application by November 2, 2020.

With the exception of K-14 educational institutions, each applying organization is limited to one application.

Note: At any point in time, due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic within California, the LLNS Community Gift Program may be required to be suspended for this year.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email the completed application to llns-gift@llnl.gov.

For more information, please contact the above email.

Lawrence Livermore National Security
2300 First St. Suite 203
Livermore, CA 94550
925-453-3580

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Tri-Valley (Livermore, Amador, and San Ramon Valleys), and counties surrounding LLNL, including Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Joaquin Counties

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